Thursday 10 March 2011

Islay, Port Ellen, Charlotte Street c1904

Islay, Port Ellen, Charlotte Street circa 1904. Islay is one of the Inner Hebridean islands off the west coast of Scotland. Famous for its whisky distilleries, it also boasts beautiful scenery and many bird species. One of my favourite places in the British Isles. This view along Charlotte Street is relatively unchanged. The White Hart Hotel is still in business, I remember drinking far too much whisky in its bar some twenty years ago. If you move the Street View camera around to the left and behind, you can see a tiny petrol station that looks like a toy. The postcard was posted in 1904 and was published by H. F. Scott of Bowmore, Islay. Click to enlarge.

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